Throughout October, the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara (632 E. Canon Perdido St.) is participating in a nationwide effort to prevent bullying. Posters displaying slogans such as “Stop Bullying! Don’t Act a Fool to Be Cool” “[Bullying] You Don’t Have to Do It to Be In” are scattered throughout the Club. The members have signed an I-Will-Not-Bully poster as their pledge, “to stop bullying and to help others stop bullying.”
On Tuesday, October 15, Beauty and Athletes Against Bullying, a nonprofit organization of former models and athletes, shared their experiences with bullying, how they overcame it, and bullying’s negative effects on their self-worth and self-esteem.
The Creative Writing Club worked together to create their definition of bullying and how it can affect their school and afterschool activities. In the Computer Room, members created, directed, and produced a video on Anti-Bullying. The final product was shown at Tuesday’s Assembly.
The Boys and Girls Club of Santa Barbara continues their anti-bullying message year-round through Girl Scouts and Boys Voices, where they talk about ideas on friendships, relationships, and life. Through the sports program, the Club also teaches good sportsmanship on the field.
About the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara
The Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara, Inc. founded in 1938 with the mission to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. The Club’s programs include Character & Leadership Development, education & Career Development, Health & Life Skills, Fine Arts Program, and Sports, Fitness & Recreation.